WorldCat Identities

O'Brian, Patrick 1914-2000

Works: 838 works in 4,231 publications in 11 languages and 106,467 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Naval history  Historical fiction  Sea stories  Sea fiction  History  Drama  Action and adventure films  Manuscripts  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Creator, wpr, Contributor, Other, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PR6029.B55, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Patrick O'Brian
Master and commander by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

146 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 4,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin form a friendship in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy is described
The far side of the world by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

79 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The War of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence
Post captain by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

81 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the continuation of Jack Aubrey's life as the Peace of Amiens docks the Commander onshore, to France, and back to sea
The Mauritius command by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

84 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Napoleonic wars, British naval captain Jack Aubrey, charged with capturing the French islands of Reunion and Mauritius, must first cope with his fellow commanders
The commodore by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

50 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 18th Century heroes, Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin of the Royal Navy, are sent to the fever-ridden Gulf of Guinea to disrupt the slave trade. But their ultimate destination is Ireland where the French are mounting an invasion, a mission that will test Aubrey's seamanship and Maturin's talents as a secret agent. By the author of The Wine-Dark Sea
H.M.S. Surprise by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

74 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aubrey is on the defensive against an enemy with overwhelming local superiority, but somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet, a prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams
The letter of Marque by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

70 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Letter of Marque continues the saga of Jack Aubrey, brilliant yet disgraced officer, and Stephan Maturin, ship's surgeon and British intelligence operator. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French, which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace
Desolation island by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

77 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin sail to Australia with a hold full of convicts, including a dangerous spy, while the crew is decimated by disease and their ship, the "Leopard," is pursued by a Dutch man-of-war
The hundred days by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

46 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the high seas, Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his co-adventurer, Dr. Stephen Maturin, chase a shipment of gold destined for Napoleon. The emperor has escaped from Elba and the gold would enable him to raise more troops
The fortune of war by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

75 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Aubrey, commander of the best-armed frigate in the Royal Navy, leaves the Dutch East Indies to return to England in a dispatch vessel, but the outbreak of the War of 1812 delays his journey and draws him into bloody battle
The surgeon's mate by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

64 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are on their way home to report their latest victory to the government, they are menaced by those out to capture Maturin for his actions against the French intelligence network in the New World
The wine-dark sea by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

40 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the outset of this adventure, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin pursue a heavy American privateer through the Great South Sea. Their ship, the Surprise, is now also a privateer, the better to escape diplomatic complications from Stephen's mission, which is to ignite the revolutionary tinder of South America. Jack will survive a desperate open-boat journey and come face to face with his illegitimate black son; Stephen, caught up in the aftermath of his failed coup, will flee for his life into the high, frozen wastes of the Andes; and Patrick O'Brian's brilliantly detailed narrative will reunite them at last in a breathtaking chase through storm seas and icebergs south of Cape Horn
Treason's harbour by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

57 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ship's doctor Stephen Maturin, a British intelligence agent, stands as the sole bulwark against the sabotage of his friend Captain Jack Aubrey's mission in Malta
The Ionian mission by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

61 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans now of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain commanding a line-of-battle ship in the Royal Navy's blockade of Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate actions of his early days. A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek Islands, where all his old skills of seamanship and his proverbial luck when fighting against odds come triumphantly into their own
The reverse of the medal by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

61 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jack Aubrey makes some bad investments which involve him with the London underworld, he must rely on Stephen Maturin, an intelligence officer on his ship, to get him out of trouble
The nutmeg of consolation by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

52 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After surviving a great typhoon in the South China Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey, ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin, and the crew of the HMS Diane attempt to rebuild their ship to leave the small desert island where they have been shipwrecked
The thirteen-gun salute by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

48 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, return to set sail for the South China Sea on a diplomatic mission intended to prevent links between Bonaparte and the Malay Princes
Blue at the mizzen by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Royal Navy warship is dispatched to the Pacific to help Chile fight for its independence from Spain. Twentieth volume in a series featuring Captain Jack Aubery and ship's doctor Stephen Maturin
Master and Commander : the Far Side of the World by Peter Weir( Visual )

48 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Napoleonic Wars, a British frigate, the HMS Surprise, and the larger French warship, Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America. Lucky Jack, as he is referred to by his crew, is well regarded by his men, who trust him implicitly, even after the first devastating battle and an apparent personal vendetta against the French captain. The ship's surgeon balances the violence of his chosen life with the quiet demeanor of the scientist. He is the captain's friend and confidant, the two frequently playing violin and cello duets together
The golden ocean by Patrick O'Brian( Book )

42 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the England of 1740, an Irish parson's gentle son signs up as midshipman on Anson's famous expedition to circumnavigate the globe. In the adventures that follow he grows to become a leader of men, rich and famous
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.13 for Master and ... to 0.72 for Patrick O' ...)

Post captain
The far side of the worldPost captainThe Mauritius commandThe commodoreH.M.S. SurpriseThe letter of MarqueDesolation islandThe hundred days
Alternative Names

controlled identityRuss, Richard Patrick, 1914-2000

O'Brian, Patrick

O'Brian, Patrick, 1914-

O'Brian, Patrik

O'Brien, Patrick 1914-2000

Patrick O’Brian britischer Schriftsteller

Patrick O'Brian

Patrick O'Brian anglický spisovatel

Patrick O'Brian Brits auteur

Patrick O'Brian écrivain britannique

Patrick O'Brian scrittore, saggista e traduttore britannico

Russ, R.P., 1914-2000

Russ, Richard Patrick.

Russ, Richard Patrick 1914-2000

Патрик О’Брайан

باتريك أوبريان، 1914-2000

러스, 리처드 패트릭 1914-2000

오브라이언, 패트릭 1914-2000

패트릭 오브라이언

オブライアン, パトリック




English (1,170)

Spanish (97)

French (39)

Polish (15)

Italian (5)

Swedish (3)

Dutch (3)

Portuguese (2)

Russian (1)

Danish (1)

Chinese (1)